Down and Dirty (A Dare Me Novel) [NOOK Book]

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He was a dare she’d never been able to resist…

Cat Thomas has never been the kind of girl to stick. A self-professed infatuation junky, she latches on the newest, hottest guy on the block, then finds a reason—real or imagined—to dump him. When she accepts a dare to rekindle her high school flame and jump in bed with her brother’s best friend, Shane Decker, she knows she’s in trouble. She can’t resist the man, even after all these years apart, ...

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Down and Dirty (A Dare Me Novel)

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Overview


He was a dare she’d never been able to resist…

Cat Thomas has never been the kind of girl to stick. A self-professed infatuation junky, she latches on the newest, hottest guy on the block, then finds a reason—real or imagined—to dump him. When she accepts a dare to rekindle her high school flame and jump in bed with her brother’s best friend, Shane Decker, she knows she’s in trouble. She can’t resist the man, even after all these years apart, and that just won’t do.

Shane has come back to town for a couple reasons. The biggest one? He’s tired of living away from those he loves, including Cat. But now she’s spooked and will do anything to drive a wedge between them, including trying to fix him up with other women through an online dating service.

What does he have to do to make her see that settling down doesn’t mean settling, and he’s ready to spend a lifetime proving it?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622667956
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Series: Entangled Brazen
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 8,164
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


USA TODAY bestselling author Christine Bell is one half of the happiest couple in the world. She doesn’t like clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but loves movies, football, and playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she’d be a wizard. She loves writing fun, sexy contemporary romances, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with rusty spoons. Christine loves to hear from her readers. Visit her on her website (christine-bell.com), Twitter (@_ChristineBell), and Facebook.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    I want a Shane of my very own. Their first time together was so

    I want a Shane of my very own. Their first time together was so hot! Loved Cat in Down for the Count and loved her even more in this. Can't wait for the next book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Cat is a ball of fun, and her sexy counter part is just that--se

    Cat is a ball of fun, and her sexy counter part is just that--sexy. I mean, who can resist a guy named Shane? The whole book is amazing, but the ending was so adorable. If you liked "Wife for Hire" and "Down for the Count," you're sure to absolutely love this! I recommend it!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Could have been better

    I was looking forward to reading this book, as I had enjoyed the first one 'Down for the count'. But I just could not connect with the female character Cat. She was a selfish spoilt brat from beginning to end and it just got on my nerves. The guy Shane was great and deserved a medal for putting up with her and forgiving her tantrums once and again. She was always the one making the moves on the poor guy and regretting it and acting like a B right after. Honestly, there is no way a real guy would have put up with that.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    I loved that Christine followed up DOWN FOR THE COUNT with a seq

    I loved that Christine followed up DOWN FOR THE COUNT with a sequel starring my favorite side character, Cat! It's the combination of funny and sexy that you expect from Christine, but with a very different woman!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

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    This book is a continuation in the Dare Me series. I started it

    This book is a continuation in the Dare Me series. I started it first and got a little confused at the mention of things that happened in Down for the Count,so for me I had to read it first. I would recommend reading them in order. It's Galen and Lacey's story.




    Down and Dirty is Cat and Shane's story. Cat is determined to stay single and uninhibited by love and romance. She is an ambitious young woman who is ready for adventure all the time. She loves to take risks, and never backs down. But she has one flaw, she is terrified of loosing herself, to someone else's life and plans.




    Shane is Galen's best friend during high school. Shane took over the job of being Cat's bodyguard and protector after her brother, Galen, went off to college. One night things went a little to far between Cat and Shane. He backed off after remembering his promise to her brother. After high school Shane left Rhode Island for work, and now he is ready to return home to see if Cat has grown up enough to handle a serious relationship.
    There is romance,drama and lots of hot sexy scenes. definitely a great quick read.




    Reviewed by Becky for Cocktails and Books

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to get an email from a

    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to get an email from a publicist at Entangled Publishing asking if I would like to read/review this one. I love those sorts of emails especially when they enable me to read more about characters I fell in love with previously.




    If you haven't read Down for the Count please do so as this one is about Galen's sister Cat and you get to see Galen happy with Lacey. I loved the glimpses of how happy he and Lacey are but this is truly about Cat and Shane. We met Cat in the last book as Lacey's BFF and Galen's sister but we truly get to know what makes her tick in this one. I adore how much stock she puts in her family/friendships but this is a woman who is deeply afraid of commitment and what it might mean to her career or freedom. She's had that one moment with Shane but thought that he didn't really want her plus I mean he's boring right?? Right?? After a dare from Lacey she finds that he isn't boring and she needs to do something to get him wrapped up in another relationship so she doesn't have to give up what she loves.




    Shane has always wanted Lacey but between a promise made to her brother to keep an eye on her and keep her safe plus his knowledge that she wasn't ready for anything serious made him put a stop to their almost rendezvous when they were younger. He left to become a rescuer but how is back to finally claim what has always been his. When they have the one interlude in Atlantic City he knows she is still scared but he isn't going to let her go without a fight even if it means letting her set him up on an internet dating site. He's very fiercely protective of her but in a way where he wants her to keep being the woman she is and not a meek follower. He loves her for everything she is all warts, quirks and flighty behavior.




    This was a fun story of two people who are meant to be but one just keeps putting walls and barriers up between them. I only hope we get a story of the doctor next as I want her to find her HEA.




    Thanks again to Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read this… Keep more of these coming as they are wonderfully developed stories about people you can identify with. Their fears, hopes and longings make you fall in love with them and the humor leaps off the page.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

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    Loved this story. Shane and Cat are perfect together! I hope there is more to this series bc I want to know more about both couples!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Cathrine

    Hii guys!!! Those girls in result 3 three are les.bos

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    I really loved Down and Dirty. Pretty much read it straight thro

    I really loved Down and Dirty. Pretty much read it straight through. First up. I love Shane. Sorry I meant to say I LOVE Shane and I really adore Cat but I wanted to follow Shane around and make him all mine.

    Cat and Shane have history. Years earlier Shane had promised Cat's brother (Galen whom we met in Down for the Count) that he'd look out for his little sister. One night at a lake when teens, Shane turned down Cat and she took that to heart. Fast forward and they are now adults. Cat's a successful, driven career woman (and thank you Ms. Bell for Cat having a cool career that meant as much to her as Shane's does to him), and Shane's back in town and as much as Cat doesn't want to admit it, the connection with Shane is still there. Shane on the other hand is very aware of his connection to Cat and he wants her, not just her body, but her heart. 
    Cat has commitment issues and I totally related to her pushing Shane away, again and again. But Shane, bless him, doesn't give up and I loved that he didn't. He saw beneath her layers to her insecurity and instead of running for the hills keeps up his quiet pursuit. Sigh. 

    After having hot and happening sex, Cat justifies by thinking it will get Shane out of her system. Wrong. She bolts and Shane tells her to come back when she's grown up.  Cat is then pushed on a dare to set up Shane with women way more suited to him than her via a dating website then we watch her burn as he goes out on a date.

    There are some seriously hot sex scenes, in this book (fans herself) and there is also some deep, beautiful emotion. The scene with Cat and her mom is beautiful and touched my heart. 
    This book is a keeper. I love the humor, the dialogue between Shane and Cat just sparkles. The emotion the hot sex. This books as it all. As an added bonus meeting up with Galen and Lacey again was the icing on the cake. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    Great book. Loved every second of it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Anonymous

    Loved it.

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    Posted January 16, 2014

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  • Posted September 24, 2013

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    With a name like Trick, you KNOW he has to be good.

    Reviewed by Kim
    for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

    What would you do for a chance to be with the one person who refuses to give you a chance? The person you know is right for you. If you're Patrick "Trick" Matthews, you pretend to be someone else. A masked stranger at a Halloween party.

    Trick Mathews and Grace Love have known each other for a little over a year, ever since she moved next door to him. Without question, Trick is a player and when he first saw Grace through her window, his player instincts kicked in. But when he actually laid eyes on Grace in the flesh, his heart soared. It's taken him a while to change his ways, but he has. The problem is....Grace hasn't noticed.

    Grace knows Trick is attractive. She knows that he's a great guy. Heck, he's even her best friend. He knows her better than almost anyone. She also knows that he's a player and she isn't going to risk getting hurt again, after her cheating, two-timing ex-fiance broke her heart and her spirit. But, when a masked stranger comes on to her at a Halloween party, maybe just maybe it's time to have a little fun.

    Catman, aka Trick got down and dirty with Grace at the Halloween party. The problem now, how is he going to get her to give him, the actual Trick a chance. Just when Trick is on the verge of coming clean, things blow up in his face. Now, Grace isn't talking to him. In fact, she's avoiding him like the plague.

    At any given time, Trick's job as a SWAT officer can put his life in jeopardy. The possibility that she might lose Trick forever, is the wake up call Grace needs. But it seems that Trick has decided to forgo the hot steamy passion they shared. In classic Christine Bell form, she has her hero Trick melting your heart in the end.

    I loved this book and could NOT get enough of it. Trick and Grace are so great together as friends and then as more. Their intimate moments are hot and steamy and oh my God, did that just happen. I still can't believe what Grace did at the Halloween party and afterwards for that matter. I can’t wait to find out what’s in store for the next book in this series!!!!

    Rating: 4.5

    Source: Entangled Publishing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Just ok

    ## The heroine Cat was so unlikeable that it ruined the story for me. She was just mean. And some of the things she said were unforgivable. Why Shane wanted her still mystifies me. No redeeming qualities whatsoever. Ok but not great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Great Read!

    Loved the book. It was really well written and had great characters. While you don't have to read the 1st book, I think you should. It was a great read and well worth my time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Enjoyable

    Quick and enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    God read

    Wasn't sure after reading description. But was pleasantly surprised after reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    W

    Willow groaned faintly, closing her eyes.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Piper

    "The other Anthony wasn't me.... Um, do you guys mind if i stay for about twenty minutes? My guy is boring me to death! He was talking about yarn, and bibs...."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Cathrine

    Yes i'll leave i should mess with peoples relationships im sorry :)

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